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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

November 23, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

PARADISE, Calif. — Volunteers in hard hats, respirators and yellow rain pants had been poking through ash and debris looking for human remains but a downpour Friday turned the ash into a thick paste, making it more difficult to find telltale fragments of bone and forcing them to temporarily halt their search. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 600 words, photos.

With:

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE WORST

The Camp Fire in Northern California in many ways has become the worst wildfire the history of a state whose topography and climate have long made it ripe for devastating blazes. With terrain ranging from steep, tree-topped mountains to dry, brush-covered hillsides, and matched with a climate that frequently varies from light rainy seasons to drought years, California has been home to deadly, destructive wildfires since record-keeping began in the early 20th century. By John Rogers. SENT: 680 words, photos.

MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN

TIJUANA, Mexico — The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived. By Julie Watson. SENT: 650 words, photos.

MARS-VISITORS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mars has a nasty habit of living up to its mythological name and besting Earth when it comes to accepting visitors. NASA’s InSight is the latest spacecraft to come calling, with every intent of landing and digging deeper into the planet than anything that’s come before. The lander arrives at Mars on Monday following a six-month journey. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 752 words, photos.

Also:

CLERGY ABUSE-CALIFORNIA— A Northern California diocese that had pledged to release the names of priests credibly accused of sex abuse says it needs more time.

ENTERTAINMENT:

TV-DIRTY JOHN

NEW YORK — Eric Bana is bringing the popular true crime podcast “Dirty John” to TV with a weekly series on Bravo. By Alicia Rancilio. SENT: 367 words, photos.

SPORTS:

FBN--RAMS BYE

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams are a 10-1 Super Bowl contender less than two years after their 4-12 homecoming season in California. The Rams’ efforts to recapture the love and attention of the nation’s second-largest city are getting an enormous boost from coach Sean McVay’s incredible success. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBN--CARDINALS-CHARGERS PREVIEW

CARSON, Calif. — Longtime friends Philip Rivers and Larry Fitzgerald meet on Sunday as their teams are going in different directions. The Chargers are in playoff contention while the Cardinals find themselves contending for a high draft pick. UPCOMING. By Joe Reedy. 750 words, file photos by 2 p.m.

FBN--49ERS-BUCCANEERS PREVIEW

TAMPA, Fla. — With six games remaining in mostly disappointing seasons for Tampa Bay and San Francisco, the Buccaneers and 49ers are seeking answers that will help the struggling teams beyond this year. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

FBN--RAIDERS-RAVENS PREVIEW

BALTIMORE — Understanding that 27 carries a game is way too dangerous for an NFL quarterback, Lamar Jackson may do things differently in his second NFL start Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 810 words, photos.

FBC--T25-NOTRE DAME-USC

LOS ANGELES — No. 3 Notre Dame (11-0) is one win away from an unbeaten regular season and a playoff berth. Even if the Fighting Irish weren’t chasing perfection, they would never overlook their annual intersectional showdown with Southern California, even when the Trojans (5-6) are wrapping up their worst season since 2000. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FBC--COLORADO-CALIFORNIA PREVIEW

BERKELEY, Calif. — Colorado interim coach Kurt Roper fully understands the challenge in his team’s Pac-12 finale against California. A win over the Golden Bears on Saturday would make the Buffaloes bowl eligible and would be a significant step forward one week after coach Mike MacIntyre was fired. A loss would extend the team’s long losing streak in a season of disappointment and frustration. By Michael Wagaman. SENT: 587 words.

HKN--OILERS-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Edmonton Oilers play their second game under new coach Ken Hitchcock when they travel to Anaheim. The Ducks are in third place in the Pacific Division after Wednesday’s win over Vancouver. By Dan Greenspan. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game started at 1 p.m.

HKN--CANUCKS-SHARKS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Vancouver Canucks visit the San Jose Sharks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BKN--BLAZERS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Golden State Warriors. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

With:

— BKN--WARRIORS-CURRY-CAR ACCIDENT — The Golden State Warriors say star Stephen Curry wasn’t injured after two drivers hit his car on an Oakland freeway. Photos.

BKN--GRIZZLIES-CLIPPERS

LOS ANGELES — The Memphis Grizzlies visit the Los Angeles Clippers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started at 12:30 p.m.

BKN--JAZZ-LAKERS

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James and the Lakers return home to go for their seventh win in eight games when the host the Utah Jazz. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

TOP 25 BASKETBALL

Men

No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 17 UCLA at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, 4 p.m.

Women

No. 3 Oregon vs. UC Riverside at McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, Calif., 3 p.m.

No. 8 Stanford vs. Florida Gulf Coast at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 9:30 p.m.

No. 18 California vs. Tulane at Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, 7 p.m.

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